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NTV hires ex-cop who is now a news anchor

The former police officer always had a knack for media and used his stint as a cop to raise money to take him through journalism school.

Fredrick Muitiriri a former cop who quit to join media lands anchor role at NTV

NTV has poached TV47 news anchor, Fredrick Muitiriri, to join its roster of media personalities at the Nation Media Group.

Muitiriri, a former police officer, was just five months into his new job at TV47 when NTV came calling.

According to verified reports, Muitiriri will be presenting the Swahili bulletin on NTV but his slotted show is yet to be confirmed.

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Media has become the journalist’s second act after leaving the National Police Service in 2007.

However, Muitiriri has always had a knack for the 4th estate, using his stint as a cop to raise money to take him through media school.

After hanging his boots, the anchor joined the Kenya Institute of Mass Communications, giving him the foundation for his media career.

"I finished school in 2011 and got a contract with an online magazine for three months but I did not like the job. I found another job at a radio station in Nakuru, Hero FM, where I hosted a breakfast show for three months but disagreed with a contractual agreement and left," he said in a past interview.

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Mutuiriri would later transition to Standard Media Group in 2013 and was selected to temporarily replace Radio Maisha’s Anthony Ndiema who was on leave.

After his time at Standard Media Group, the anchor landed a job at vernacular station Inooro TV where he served from 2018.

In 2020, he then made a move to Switch TV where he presented the news bulletin in English.

However, the station folded its broadcast department in December 2021 and the following month he got an offer to join TV47 in January 2022.

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